Saturday, May 15, 2021

Saturday's Critters # 387

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Since, I am only posting once a week I am behind in sharing photos. On this day April 19th, hubby and I took a walk at the Susquehanna River State Park and at the Conowingo Dam. We had wonderful sightings of the Bluebells and various wildflowers blooming. Amazing numbers of Bald Eagles seen up and down the river, Great Blue Herons at the rookery and what must have been thousands of Double-crested Cormorants. 


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1. A Bald Eagle mosaic, these are all different Eagles seen in different spots along the river and near the dam.


2.  Two Bald Eagles sitting in a tree. 


3. The Bald Eagles were up and down the river, a scene we usually see in November when the Eagles are migrating. In this one photo I counted 20 Bald Eagles.  How many Eagles can you find? 




4.  This is the  same photo as above but I drew a line near some of the Eagles I found. In some spots there were 2-3 Bald Eagle together, I counted at least 20 there could be more.  I think on this day there could have been 100 Bald Eagles.  





5. Below are 2 adult Bald Eagles and one Juvenile below on the rock. 




6.  Juvenile Bald Eagle watching a few other adult Bald Eagles near by.  


7. Two Great Blue Herons, three adult Bald Eagles, one juvenile Bald Eagle on the top right and a few Double-crested Cormorants. 



8. The Bald Eagles were perched on rocks below the dam, along with the Great Blue Herons, Pigeons and the Double-crested Cormorants.



9. A pair of Bald Eagle nesting on the tower at the river.




10.  Another Bald Eagle in a tree above the trail.



Another post, I will share more of the other birds we saw at the river. We saw  Osprey, Great Blue Herons and the Double-crested Cormorants. The wildflowers were beautiful.


 I am also linking up to Anni's blog party found here I'd Rather B Birding   Anni always has some beautiful birds to be seen on her blog, check it out!

 Thanks to all my visitors and for your comments. Stop back to see any replies to your comments. I appreciate everyone who loves critters and has linked up their critter post. 



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125 comments:

  1. How fortunate to see so many bald eagles. The upper left corner of Tennessee is supposed to be a great place to see bald eagles, but too far for us to drive these days. I'm so glad you get to see so much wildlife.

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    1. Thank you Yvonne!
      If you get the chance, I hope you go and see the Tennessee Eagles.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  2. Hello Eileen.
    Amazing to see so huge number of eagles at once! Great serie of photos.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you Anu!
      There were so many eagles, probably more than we could see.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  3. wow!!! When you say Eagles you mean just that and more. When we see that many it is usuall in December when they are on the rivers eating spawned out Salmon. What a treat
    MB

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    1. Thank you MB!
      Yes, we usually see more in Nov-Dec, during their migration. But, this day was more than we expected to see.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  4. Really amazing to be able to see so many eagles in one place. They are majestic looking birds. Have a beautiful weekend.

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    1. Thank you Nancy!
      The Bald Eagles are majestic, big and beautiful.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  5. Hello Eileen,
    So many beautiful photos you are showing today! The Bald Eagle is a majestic bird.
    Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Marit!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  6. Hi Eileen,
    What a great series of photos of these sea eagles.
    So cool that you see so many, here in the Netherlands only a few pairs breed, once the bird was extinct here, luckily they are now back, but there are about 4 pairs.
    Would you like to post my link, I cannot do that myself.
    I wish you a nice weekend.
    Greetings Irma

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    1. Thank you Irma!
      I am glad your Eagles are making a come back, they are always a treat to see.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  7. wow, that´s a lot of eagles and close enough to see clearly :) Love it!

    We used to have a pair of ospreys in the countryside. I was checking the nest two days ago. It was empty :( Just a gull was in it :(
    Have a great weekend and take care :)

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    1. Thank you Monica!
      I have been looking for the Ospreys too, they could be around here nesting.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  8. Beautiful photos, Eileen. The Bald Eagles are amazing to see especially all together. Have a great day and weekend and thanks for hosting,

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    1. Thank you Bill!
      I was surprised to see so many eagles on that day!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  9. ...if I see one eagle at a time it's a treat, this is a life time of viewing for me. Thanks Eileen!

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    1. Thank you Tom!
      Seeing the eagles is always a treat for me!
      Have a great weekend!

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  10. Amazing photos of the Bald Eagles!

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    1. Thank you Marianne!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Happy weekend!

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  11. Que interessante..Águias carecas, nunca havia visto..Adorei o post! Lindo fim de semana! beijos, chica

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    1. Thank you Chica!
      The eagles are amazing to see!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  12. It must be a joy to see so many Bald Eagles. The most I can recall seeing in one place is around fifteen. I am so happy this glorious creature has made such a resounding recovery and is no longer subjected to gross and unreasonable persecution. I find a couple of your pictures above especially appealing, Eileen. They recall Robert Bateman paintings.

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    1. Thank you David!
      Yes, we were excited to see so many Bald Eagles that day. I am glad they are doing so well now.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  13. There can never be too many Bald Eagles in one photo. To think that they were headed towards extinction in the eastern US only 50 years ago. These are the 3rd to ~10th generations of the survivors after DDT was banned. Our south Florida juveniles and immature birds migrate north around May or June to find cooler water where the fish are closer to the surface. Some of those may be from the 1500 active nests in Florida. They return south towards November or December. Our adults tend to stay around the nest territory all summer.

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    1. Thank you Ken!
      I thought we might have been seeing Eagles that were migrating north for the season.
      They do love this spot below the dam.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  14. Lucky you who are so familiar with Bald Eagles!

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    1. Thank you Luisella!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  15. The eagles are amazing. I'm glad you did the graphic. It is EPIC!!!!
    Thanks for hosting. Have a good one.

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    1. Thank you Jenn!
      I thought the graphic would help to point out more of the Eagles.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  16. I always thought it was only in the winter months that eagles congregated at the dam. We will try to stop there, whenever we pass through the area now :). Great pictures!

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    1. Thank you Linda!
      Some of these Eagles maybe migrating north for the summer season.
      There are some that stay year round, they have various nest around the area.
      Have a great weekend!

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  17. You found the Eagle hang out, didn't you! WOW! I've never known that this many would congregate. How wonderful to get to see them and take photos! Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Diane!
      They must love to fish at this spot and river right below the dam. I think most of these Eagles are migrating north.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  18. Great photos of these majestic birds, Eileen!

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    1. Thank you Nick!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  19. How awesome and amazing to see so many eagles!

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    1. Thank you Martha!
      The Eagles are always a treat to see!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  20. Good morning Eileen. Oh you must know how much I love Bald Eagles and this is a wonderful post. I have had the most difficult time trying to post on Blogger. Somehow it kept showing that my site was dangerous and had alerts for phishing etc. Google finally got it worked out, as it posted last evening after fighting for the entire day. Happy weekend

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    1. Thank you Mary! It is great to see a post from you! I have heard recently more people are having problems with blogger, not sure what is happening. I am glad all is well.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  21. what great captures of bald eagles, Eileen! And by the droppings left on those rocks, they must like hanging out there below the dam often! There may also be some fish somewhere around. Hope your weekend is super.

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    1. Thank you Barbara!
      The river below this dam is a great spot to see lots of birds. The migrating Eagles, Cormorants and lots of Vultures.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  22. Woow! What a great baldeagles photos Dear Eileen! They are feeding by the Zoo or these photos are from wild-life? Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you for the comment!
      No zoo, these birds are all wild and free. The river below the dam is good for fishing and for the birds.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  23. what a wow moment to see this many eagles in one spot. can't even imagine the joy you felt. 9 and 10 are my favortie shots.. they are pretty amazing sitting on the rocks and in the trees.

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    1. Thank you Sandra!
      I always like the closeups, most of these birds were on the other side of the river. My camera can only zoom so far.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  24. Awesome photography of the bald eagles ~ Xo ~ Happy Weekend to you ^_^

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thank you Carol!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  25. I am totally gobsmacked by the number of eagles in that one photo. What a sight and I had to think how important this particular waterway must be to the survival of these larger birds. Thanks so much for sharing this with us Eileen.

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    1. Thank you Jocelyn!
      I was surprised how many Eagles were there, the 20 were only a few in the photo. They were up and down the river, on the rock in the middle of the river. A great day for seeing Eagles. Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  26. Wow, you came into Eaglemania!! I've never seen so many.

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    1. Thank you Alan!
      There may have been 100 or more eagles, near the dam and up and down the river.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  27. Que bien tantas águilas calvas, me encantaría haberlas visto. Besos.

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    1. Thank you Teresa!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  28. WoW-zers!!! so amazing, such beautiful images of this majestic bird. we have them in this area but i never seem to see them like this!!

    you have quite the eagle eye, finding all of them in every image!! so exciting for you...have a great weekend and many thanks for hosting!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie!
      This area below the dam is a big attraction for the wildlife photographers. On this day there had to been at least a 100 or more Eagles. They were everywhere we looked. Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  29. Bald eagles are a vey impressive bird. To see twenty of them makes for an exciting day.

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    1. Thank you Red!
      Yes, the Eagles are impressive birds. We saw a lot more than 20, that was 20 in one spot.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  30. I'm really impressed! Never saw so many eagles on one spot!

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    1. Thank you for the visit and comment!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  31. love bald eagles... pretty bird.

    Have a great weekend

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    1. Thank you Tanza! I love all the birds, the eagles are impressive.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  32. Wowzers! What an amazing collection of Eagle shots. Thanks for sharing. Happy weekend to you!

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    1. Thank you Ellen!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  33. Simply amazing Eileen. You lucky lady. I would have been happy see one Bald Eagle so to see a hundred in one place on one day is beyond my wildest dreams. Great pictures and of course a great record for your local birders to include in their counts. Thanks for sharing and for the link today.

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    1. Thanks Phil! This spot has been great for seeing the Bald Eagles. I think there are more photographers there taking Eagle photos than birders who would be counting the birds. The local bird club may have someone going there regularly.
      Have a great weekend!

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  34. Wow fantastic shots of all the Eagles!!! What a treat to see so many.

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  35. At #7, I could almost sing The 12 days of Christmas, as you counted the birds. Love the juvenile eagle, no white feathers at that age? Beautiful pics of them all on the rocks.

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    1. LOL, I had to go back and re-read what I wrote for #7.. The juvenile eagle is mostly brown, it takes 5 years for the white head and tail feathers. Thank you Jean! have a great day and a happy new week!

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    1. Thank you William!
      Take care, Happy Sunday!
      Have a great new week ahead!

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  37. Wow! That must have been an amazing site in person.

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    1. Thank you Vicki!
      Take care, Happy Sunday!
      Have a great new week ahead!

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  38. Your eagle photos are simply AMAZING!

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    1. Thank you Dee!
      Take care, Happy Sunday!
      Have a great new week ahead!

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  39. Hi Eileen, wonderful post full of eagles....so good that there is a place where so many can be seen. Happy Weekend,

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    1. Thank you Sondra!
      Yes, this is a great spot for seeing the Eagles.
      Take care, Happy Sunday!
      Have a great new week ahead!

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  40. What a lot of amazing sightings in this walk! I have never seen that many eagles in one place before, and rarely get to see them at all. Great captures! Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week.

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    1. Thank you Denise!
      Take care, Happy Sunday! Have a great new week ahead!

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  41. I sure didn't find 20! now THAT is a sight!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie!
      Take care, Happy Sunday! Have a great new week ahead!

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    1. Thank you Linda!
      Take care, Happy Sunday! Have a great new week ahead!

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  43. Wow! That is simply incredible to see that many eagles together. I am so glad you captured the moment in photos.

    -Soma

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    1. Thank you Soma!
      Take care, Happy Sunday!
      Have a great new week ahead!

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  44. I watch a lot of wildlife around here (deers, foxes, badgers, birds) but unfortunately, the time I take to get my camera and shoot, they're all gone - except for my memories :)

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    1. Thank you for the comment! It is nice to have the memories of your sightings.
      Take care, Happy Sunday! Have a great new week ahead!

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  45. Lots of Bald Eagles, they are beautiful. Well photographed Eileen.

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    1. Thank you Bob!
      Take care, Happy Sunday! Have a great new week ahead!

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  46. Eileen, Eileen, Eileen!!!...such an impressive eagle day! Color me green with envy.
    Thanks for sharing with us at IRBB this weekend!!

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    1. Thank you Anni!
      Take care, Happy Sunday! Have a great new week ahead!

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    1. Thank you for the visit and comment.
      Take care, have a happy new week!

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  48. Wonderful post of bald eagles and great capture from your visit to the park. I remember you complained about the bald eagles not nesting in the forest nearby, but I hope this one will compensate for it.
    Take care, and have a nice week

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    1. Thanks Jeevan! Yes, it was wonderful to see all these eagles, they are doing well.
      Take care, have a happy new week!

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  49. I'm very impressed, dearest Eileen - I've never seen so many bald eagles in one place, not even in photos or in nature programs on TV. You wrote "a scene we usually see in November when the Eagles are migrating" - do you know the reason for this mass occurrence?
    Happy Sunday, wonderful new week and all the best from Austria,
    Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2021/05/drei-schone-tage-im-april-und-besondere.html

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    1. Hello Traude,
      Thank you so much for linking up and for the comment. The Eagles seem to stop at this area heading south in the winter and stop again when they are heading north in the spring. we do have some that stay year round but not this many. It was a treat to see! Take care, I wish you a happy new week ahead!

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  50. You are so kind to reply to all these comments and to visit all these blogs, as you do mine. As far as bald eagles go, I so wish I could see just one. I believe they are here in our area, the Sierra Nevada mountains are just to the East, I watch the sun rise above them every morning. I've seen eagles here, but very few and no bald eagles like in these photos.

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    1. Hello Inger,
      You may see the Golden Eagle there, any eagle sighting is a treat.
      Thank you for the visit and comment.
      Take care, have a happy new week!

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  51. I love seeing all of the Eagles, Eileen!

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    1. Thank you RedPat!
      Take care, have a happy new week!

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  52. Hi Eileen, Wow, I really enjoyed all the eagle photos. Amazing to find that spot with around 100 eagles! And so interesting the way some of them were in groups. I have to wonder if they stick together as a family in those areas. It also interests me to see how well these birds get along together. I would have thought they were more territorial. Great Saturday’s Critters … thanks for sharing! Hope you and yours have a happy week ahead! John

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    1. Thank you John!
      We have seen an eagle chasing after an after eagle that had a fish.
      But, they seem to all get along.
      Take care, have a happy new week!

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  53. The eagles are such magnificent regal birds and you captured their essence well, Eileen.

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    1. Thank you for linking up and for the comment!
      Take care, have a happy new week!

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  54. Hello Eileen, I hope you are having a good weekend.
    Fabulous photographs you've shared and how wonderful to see so many eagles in one place.

    Stay safe and well.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan!
      Take care, have a happy new week!

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  55. Wow, Eileen, how inspiring and how exciting to see so many in one place! It has been years since I saw them gathered like that in Alaska. I got chills when I saw them all, as I'm sure you did too. Really amazing!!

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    1. Thank you Kim!
      It is amazing to see all these eagles together, they are amazing.
      Take care, have a happy new week!

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  56. Hello, Hope you are doing well.
    Great photos. Loved the post.
    Stay well.

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    1. Thank you for the comment and visit!
      Take care, have a happy new week!

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  57. Wow - amazing to see so many magnificent eagles!

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  58. Wow, Eileen what amazing pictures of the Eagles.

    Hugs Diane

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    1. Thank you Diane!
      Take care, have a happy day!

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  59. Wow, so many Bald Eagles! Thank you for spotted them up. The light-colored leaves of this season is beautiful. When foliage is not so dense and thick, it'd be easier to find them on trees. Eagles look majestic, especially posing dignified in the last photo. Have a nice week.

    Yoko

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    1. Thank you Yoko!
      It is a treat to see these Eagles.
      Take care, have a happy day!

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  60. I never seen so many eagles. That's awesome.

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    1. Thank you Sharon!
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  61. I cannot imagine seeing that many eagles! I feel thrilled if I see two or three in the same day.

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    1. Thank you Rose!
      It is always a thrill to see a Bald Eagle.
      Have a great day!

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  62. Eileen - so encouraging to see so many bald eagles. They have made a terrific comeback! Enjoy your weekend!

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